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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Drowning in Obligations...?
DROWINING IN OBLIGATIONs
Once upon a time – while crossing the flimsy log bridge – a woman fell into a deep river.
The woman did not know how to swim – and – she started drowning in the river.
The woman was rescued from drowning by a man – a “good samaritan”.
Later – every time the “good samaritan” met the woman – he reminded her of how he had saved her life by rescuing her drowning in the river.
Whenever he met the woman – the “good samaritan” emphasized his good deed – and – he repeatedad nauseam how the woman should be grateful to him for her being being alive.
This went on and on – every time the woman met the “good samaritan” – he reminded her of his good deed – how he had saved her life by jumping into the river and rescuing her from drowning.
The woman was absolutely fed up.
One day – while crossing the river at the same bridge – the woman saw the “good samaritan” approaching her form the other side.
The woman suddenly jumped into the river – and – she began drowning.
“good samaritan” man saw the spectacle of the woman jumping into the river.
“good samaritan” man ran towards the spot and shouted to the drowning woman:
“What’s wrong with you...? Why did you jump into the river...? Don’t worry – I am coming to save you...!”
The “good samaritan” man was about to jump into the water to save the drowning woman – when he heard the woman shouting at him:
“No! No! Please don’t jump and save me. Let me drown. It is better for me to drown in the river – rather than drown under your obligations...”